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Multilateral agreements

ADN
Multilateral agreements
 According to article 7, paragraph (1) of ADN, the Contracting Parties shall retain the right to arrange, for a limited period established in the annexed Regulations, by special bilateral or multilateral agreements, and provided safety is not impaired:
(a)  that the dangerous goods which under this Agreement are barred from international carriage may, subject to certain conditions, be accepted for international carriage on their inland waterways; or
(b)   that dangerous goods which under this Agreement are accepted for international carriage only on specified conditions may alternatively be accepted for international carriage on their inland waterways under conditions different from those laid down in the annexed Regulations.
Procedures to be followed for the communication of multilateral agreements concluded in accordance with Section 1.5.1 of ADN
1) The initiating country contacts the secretariat and informs it of its intention to initiate a multilateral agreement, the draft of which it transmits by fax and by e-mail.
2) The secretariat registers the title of the draft agreement and assigns it a serial number which it communicates immediately to the initiating country.
3) The initiating country includes the serial number in the heading of the draft agreement (e.g. "Multilateral agreement M007") and then proposes it to the other Contracting Parties to ADN.
4) As soon as the initiating country has reached agreement with the parties concerned on the final version of the clauses of the multilateral agreement, it transmits its signed copy to the secretariat in hard copy and electronically and transmits unsigned copies to the other Contracting Parties to ADN.
5) Each signatory country returns its signed copy to the initiating country and transmits a signed copy to the secretariat.
6) As soon as the secretariat receives the copy signed by a second signatory, the agreement is entered in a database which may be consulted on e-mail/Internet.
7) Each Contracting Party which revokes an agreement shall immediately so inform the secretariat.
8) The final clause of a multilateral agreement should be worded as follows:
"This agreement shall be valid until (...)a for the carriage on the territories of those ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this agreement. If it is revoked before then by one of the signatories, it shall remain valid until the above mentioned date only for carriage on the territories of those ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this agreement which have not revoked it. (date ...)b The competent authority for ADN of ... ... (Signature)".
9) Where a signatory country signs a multilateral agreement with reservations regarding its application, these reservations shall be expressly mentioned in the copy which it transmits to the secretariat.
Notes
a) Date of expiry of the multilateral agreement which must be indicated by the initiating country in the final version it transmits to the secretariat and to the other Contracting Parties in accordance with paragraph (4) above. This date of expiry must correspond to a maximum period of validity of five years as from the date of signature by the initiating country.
b) Date of signature for each country concerned.

 

LIST OF MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS WITH LIST OF COUNTRIES AND DATES

M001 Derogation on the language in which transport documents shall be drafted and in which the documents to be carried on board shall be drawn up- expired 31 December 2011

M002 Derogation on the carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual, in tank vessels- expired 31 December 2012

M003 Derogation on the language in which transport documents shall be drafted and in which the documents to be carried on board shall be drawn up- expired 31 December 2012

M004 Derogation on the carriage of fuel oil, heavy, and fuel oil, residual, in tank vessels. Expired 31 December 2016. View M004 in English and German.

M005 Derogation on the carriage of heavy heating oil in tank vessels

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Germany 14/12/2012
Netherlands 20/12/2012
Luxembourg 01/02/2013
Austria 21/06/2013

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2014 (1 and 2 (b), 31 December 2016 (3(a)) or 31 December 2018 (2(a))   View M005 in English.

M006 Derogation on the language in which transport documents shall be drafted and in which the documents to be carried on board shall be drawn up. Expired 20 June 2013. View M006 in English.

M007 Derogation on the carriage of UN No. 1361 CARBON in dry cargo vessels. Expired 31 December 2014. View M007 in German, English and French.

M011 Derogation on the use of flame arrester plate stacks and flame arrester. Expired 31 December 2014. View M011 in English and German.

M012 Derogation on the use of submerged pumps in double-hull spaces and double bottoms of tank vessels. Expired 31 December 2016. View M012 in English and German.

M013 Derogation on the carriage of containers with electrical equipment on the outside of the container. Expired 31 December 2016. View M013 in English and German.

M014 Derogation on proof of sufficient intact stability according to 9.3.2.13.3

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Netherlands 07/07/2015 22/05/2017
Germany 09/07/2015 01/01/2017
Luxembourg 09/07/2015
Switzerland 22/07/2015 16/02/2017
France 06/11/2015 09/11/2016
Bulgaria 09/02/2016
Belgium 10/10/2016

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2019   View M014 in English and German.

M015 Derogation on furnishing proof of sufficient intact stability in accordance with 9.3.1.13.3 and 9.3.3.13.3

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Germany 29/06/2015 01/01/2017
Switzerland 22/07/2015 16/02/2017
Netherlands 15/09/2015 22/05/2017
France 06/11/2015 09/11/2016
Luxembourg 07/12/2015
Belgium 16/12/2016

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2019   View M015 in German and English.

 

M016 Derogation on  furnishing proof of sufficient intact stability in accordance with 9.3.1.13.3, 9.3.2.13.3 and 9.3.3.13.3 of ADN

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Germany24/06/2016
Netherlands05/07/2016
Luxembourg12/07/2016
Austria14/07/2016
Switzerland19/08/2016
Slovakia09/09/2016
France09/11/2016

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2019   View M016 in German and English.

 

M017 Under section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to ADN on unmarked flame arresters

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Netherlands18/10/2016
Germany24/10/2016
Switzerland10/11/2016
France09/11/2016
Austria28/11/2016
Luxembourg05/12/2016

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2017   View M017 in English

 

M018 Under section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to ADN on the subdivision of explosion group IIB

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Netherlands18/10/2016
Germany24/10/2016
Switzerland10/11/2016
France09/11/2016
Austria28/11/2016
Luxembourg05/12/2016
Slovakia22/02/2017

Date of Expiry: 31 December 2021   View M018 in English

 

M019 Under section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to ADN on the carriage of heavy heating oil in tank vessels

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Netherlands16/12/2016
Austria21/12/2016
Germany27/12/2016
Slovakia22/02/2017

 Date of Expiry: 31 December 2021   View M019 in English

 

M020 Under section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to the ADN on the use of LNG as fuel

COUNTRY SIGNED REVOKED 
Netherlands22/05/2017
Switzerland01/06/2017
Germany02/06/2017
Luxembourg22/05/2017
Austria19/07/2017
France27/09/2017

 Date of Expiry: 31 December 2018   View M020 in English